I look at the terrible locally built roads,
Thats not quality mate, thats the lack of money and proper legislature. Good roads are expensive and we're still a poor country.
the substandard craftsmanship of the new developments
Any examples? As far as i know Polish industry produces top quality computer hardware, chemical appliances, electronics etc, to be honest i havent seen a case of a company having substandard craftsmanship, i'm sure it happens but its exceptionally rare.
the fact that most every large construction project is handled by a foreign company
You mean in your little world inside your head?:) Lets take Wrocław for example, both of the Galerie were built by Poles, they were owned partially by Germans but we're buying them out as we speak.
Or maybe you mean the "Krakowianka" highway also built by Poles? Or the facilities for the Euro built by Polish companies? Or maybe the first true skyscraper built here in Wrocław by a Polish businessman.
Sorry buddy but you're talking out of your ass.
almost all program and project managers that I know in Poland are foreigners
Sure and pigs fly:) It so happens i'm a project manager as well as leading our company promotion campaigns and i never met a foreigner contemporary here in Poland, in fact there's very few foreigners at all here, now stop making stuff up eh?
I think there is a huge difference between "It's a good job for the price" and "It's a good job".
Given the mass exodus of Western companies into Poland the foreign investors do not share your view, neither do Western employers, both seem to think we do the best job that can be done for any price while requiring the smallest price that can be paid:)
You can hop up and down and make up a hundred stories on how Poles suck at everything and everything thats done in Poland is done by good white men from the West but the fact is the investors love us, the employers love us, our work, our industry and our skills are desired to a point where we virtually conquered the market:)
Poland is competitive because the government is throwing in everything but the kitchen sink in order to keep the zloty
Care to elaborate? Just last month FT was praising Poles for their wise currency handling but you seem to "know" something quite opposite:)
and huge tax breaks for creating cheap labor jobs.
Huge tax breaks? We must be talking about an alternate dimention Poland then, last i heard taxes are going up and we're not gonna experience at tax breaks even in the low income sector, but your theories are fun even if completely detached from reality.
special economic zones
Which special economic zones would that be? :)
Why are the Chinese building all the roads in Poland???????
Not yet but they will, mainly because they're cheap and they will use Polish subcontractors which means most of the money stays home and generates even more income.
Also they will force our construction companies to be more competitive.
Sledż i heard something quite the opposite about Polish construction companies in America, in fact wasnt Chrysler renovated by one of the Polish companies? I cant fail but notice that you use a derogatory term "polock" would that and associated bull stem from the fact that you're a prejudiced idiot?
I think the main difference between your world view and mine is you can live in mine.
Just read Heinleins Starship Troopers, its a political satire but you'll find it interesting.